Three Keys to Unlocking the Power of Modern IT Infrastructure

Digital transformation is accelerating at a staggering pace. Consider these statistics. In December 2019, Splunk partner Zoom had 10 million monthly active users. By the end of last year, that number was estimated to be closer to 300 million. It was part of an explosion of technological growth replicated across many industries and businesses in 2020. 

As Splunk CEO Doug Merritt said:

“It’s a miracle the cloud didn’t vaporize under the pressure.”

Why Didn’t It? 

Countless “data heroes” turning to data for insights, nuance and truth are the reason the world has been able to vault forward in an unprecedented digital transformation. As organizations rely more heavily on data and data teams to deliver on the promise of digital transformation and the cloud, it will be increasingly important to build an interconnected IT infrastructure

And modern monitoring, investigation and observability solutions are essential to building an interconnected enterprise without becoming bogged down in complexity. 

Enterprises at any stage of cloud adoption can find themselves stalled by complexity issues that prevent them from realizing the full benefits of modern IT infrastructure. According to McKinsey, only 14% of companies launching digital transformations have seen “sustained and material performance improvements.” 

Not all observability solutions are equal, and not all observability tools lead to an observable enterprise. At Splunk, we find there are three keys to unlocking the power of modern IT infrastructure:

  • Build an interconnected organization: Eliminate vendor sprawl and provide a single source of truth for everyone in the business
  • Accelerate cloud transformation: Remove complexity and become more efficient than your competitors
  • Exceed customer expectations: Delight your customers with great experiences and constant innovation 

Splunk helps IT and DevOps teams maintain the highest levels of business performance, minimize downtime and deliver world-class digital experiences in the Data Age.

“Splunk focuses on solving the challenges of today while building the tools and technology that we all need for tomorrow,” Merritt said. “We are delivering the world's best observability tools so every single part of your business can act on data.”  

Learn more about how to build an interconnected enterprise

Tim Tully
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Tim Tully

Tim Tully has served as Splunk’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since 2018, and previously joined Splunk as Chief Technology Officer in 2017. Responsible for Splunk’s Product and Technology organization, Tim brings his passion for real-time data analytics, stream processing and consumerized product design to Splunk’s product innovation and long-term roadmap. Before Splunk, Tim spent 14 years in various roles at Yahoo! Inc., including Vice President, Engineering; Distinguished Engineer and Chief Data Architect. He began his career as a Member of Technical Staff at Sun Microsystems on the JavaSoft team and also spent time at several startup companies. As a technologist, Tim is passionate about the intersection of data, design and mobile. As a leader, he believes in organizational transparency and strives to hire “talent magnets,” valuing emotional intelligence as well as traditional intelligence. As a proud nerd, he enjoys coding, building computers and gaming with his kids. Tim frequently advises entrepreneurs, startups and universities, and serves as Vice President of the advisory board for the M.S. in Business Analytics program at Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Tim holds an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. from the University of California, Davis.


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